Fagus sylvatica - Beech hedging

common beech hedging

Eventual height & spread

Fagus sylvatica - Beech hedging

common beech hedging

  • 25 × bare root plants | 60 - 80cm tall
  • £44.99 £89.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 25 × bare root plants | 40 - 60cm tall
  • £34.99 £69.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 10 × bare root plants | 1 - 1.25m tall
  • £39.99 £79.99
  • available to order from autumn 2024
  • 2 litre pot | bush
  • £17.99
  • available to order from spring
Delivery options
  • Standard £5.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Fast
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy


A splendid plant with green leaves that turn a rich copper in autumn. As a tree it is only suited to large gardens or parks, grown as specimens in the lawn. However, it does make a superb hedge, retaining the brown leaves through winter and only losing them when the new foliage appears in spring. It will make a lovely formal hedge that also acts as an excellent windbreak.

Our bare root plants offer a low cost way to create a hedge, but they only become available when fully dormant (November - early April). These plants have a known seed provenance, are grown in rich British soil to give them the best possible start in life so they are raring to go by the time they reach you.

Our bare root plants are 2 years old (1+1) which means they have been grown for 1 year in the seed bed then lifted and grown on for another 1 year in a larger field. Lifting the plant after its 1st year encourages a healthy fibrous root system. Plants between 1m-1.25m are 3 years old, having been grown on for a 2nd year.

To find out more about how to plant a hedge, click here


  • Garden care:
    Bareroot plants should be planted out as soon as possible, incorporating some well-rotted garden compost or horse manure into the planting hole. Free-standing plants require very little pruning (unless they get too large for their allotted space), however hedges should be clipped in late summer or early autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plants in spring.
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